Podiatry professional capabilities

The Podiatry Board of Australia’s (Board) Professional capabilities for podiatrists and Professional capabilities for podiatric surgeons (professional capabilities) identify the knowledge, skills and professional attributes needed to safely and competently practise as a podiatrist or podiatric surgeon in Australia.

They describe the threshold or minimum level of professional capability needed for registration as a podiatrist or podiatric surgeon.

The new professional capabilities will come into effect on 1 January 2022.

They were published on 1 September 2021 so that practitioners and other stakeholders can familiarise themselves with the capabilities before they come into effect.

Professional capabilities

The professional capabilities are organised into five integrated domains. Each domain comprises key capabilities and enabling components that cover the knowledge, skills and professional attributes needed to safely and competently practise as a podiatrist or podiatric surgeon in Australia.

Professional capabilities

Document name PDF   Accessible version
Professional capabilities for podiatrists PDF (176 KB)  Word version (436 KB,DOCX)
Professional capabilities for podiatric surgeons PDF (186 KB) Word version (476 KB,DOCX)

FAQs about the professional capabilities

To help practitioners understand the new professional capabilities, the Board has prepared some useful FAQs.

Document name PDF   Accessible version
Questions about the professional capabilities PDF (238 KB)  Webpage

Podiatry competency standards in effect until 31 December 2021

Podiatry competency standards (241 KB,PDF)

From 1 January 2022 the Podiatry competency standards will be replaced by the Professional capabilities for podiatrists

 
 
Page reviewed 1/09/2021